Series: Season 1

Season One of Bible Bash Podcast

Trickery, Discrimination, and Dinah–Genesis 34

Trigger Warning: This show contains references to sexual assault and extreme violence which comes directly out of Genesis chapter 34. (Who said the Bible is “family-friendly?”)
Liam Hooper takes on a difficult text: Genesis 34 which tells the story of Di…

Tie Me Up Delilah — Judges 16

Liam Michael Hooper, a Trans Bible scholar spends a lot of time  in the Hebrew Bible. This inspired co-host Peterson Toscano to explore the story of Samson and Delilah in the book of Judges, chapter 16. Looking at the story with eyes of a playwright and …

Pitching a Tent — Genesis 38

Have you ever wondered, “Who might be bisexual in the Bible?” Drawing on the scholarship of Rabbi Mark Sameth, author of the New York Times essay, Is God Transgender? Liam Hooper digs into the story of Judah, the son of Jacob, and an encounter he had wit…

Joseph and the Not So Amazing Disaster Relief Plan — Genesis 47

Peterson shares the story of Joseph from Genesis chapter 47. Long after the incident with the coat of many colors (which is quite possibly a princess dress) Joseph is in Egypt. Through his gift of dream analysis, he predicts a famine, and then proposes a…

Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah, and Tirzah–Numbers 27

Liam shares the story of five sisters who appear in Numbers 27. Without any attachment to a male heir, they will end up desperately destitute that is of course until they lobby for their cause and end up changing Mosaic law. 
Peterson follows up with the…